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|2002 (Trade Paper)
|Followed by||Sign of the Cross|
The Plantation was the first novel by Chris Kuzneski. First published in 2002, it introduced the characters of Jonathon Payne and David Jones, who have been featured in all of Kuzneski's thrillers. The book was endorsed by several notable authors, including James Patterson, Nelson DeMille, Lee Child, and James Rollins.
Jonathon Payne, a retired Special Forces officer and former commander of the MANIACs. Payne is CEO of Payne Industries, a hi-tech company. He was introduced in The Plantation and has appeared in every Kuzneski novel.
David (D.J.) Jones, Payne’s former second in command with the MANIACs. Best friends with Payne, he operates a detective agency out of the Payne Industries building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jones was introduced in The Plantation and has appeared in every Kuzneski novel.